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Syriza's victory in Greek elections

Dr Theo Papadopoulos writes about what the far-left's election win means for Greek & wider EU politics

Dept of Education celebrates launch of seven new books

On 15 January the Department of Education hosted a book launch for seven colleagues whose books were published recently.

A new lease of life for Italy's Northern League?

On the Policy Network website, Anna Bull questions whether the recent rise in popularity for Italy’s radical-right Northern League marks a historic breakthrough.

Mech Eng graduate's Flexipump featured in IMechE article

Mech Eng alumnus David Hutton has been featured in an article on the Institute of Mechanical Engineers website talking about the Flexipump, a business he developed from his final year project.

Do community energy projects get a fair deal?

Our Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering is hosting a major conference to discuss changes to the electricity power market that would give significant benefits to local communities, individuals and small businesses, especially those who generate their own power

How are we making it Better@Bath?

This year, we have produced a series of Better@Bath videos to showcase how students' feedback has had an impact on the continual enhancement of the University of Bath and to celebrate a number of our achievements .

IPR welcomes first participants onto Policy Fellowship Programme

Our first Policy Fellows include Rhodri Asby, Deputy Director of the Climate Change and Natural Resource Policy Division of the Welsh Government, and Jennie Richmond, Deputy International Director of Oxfam.

Why we follow the herd rather than whistleblow

In an article in The Conversation, PhD students Paul Rauwolf & Dominic Mitchell suggest the opposing tendency to complicity may have roots in our evolutionary past

Explainer: why Sunday's Greek election is so important

In an article in The Conversation, Theo Papadopoulos (Social & Policy Sciences) discusses the likely impact of the election on Sunday 25 January on Greek and European politics.

Fact not fiction inspires new film shorts

Our scientists have been working with local artists to create a series of short films inspired by their research. They will be screened at an exhibition at 44AD Artspace gallery in central Bath from 27 January to 1 February 2015.

Most annoying adverts: Dr Haiming Hang comments

In an article in the Telegraph, Dr Haiming Hang, associate professor of marketing in our School of Management, says using annoying jingles to create a memorable ad can be a dangerous strategy.

ACE's Professor David Coley reflects on the REF [8:40]

David Coley, Professor of Low Carbon Design and Head of the Energy & the Design of Environments research centre, contributes to a discussion about the REF on the Arch. Ed. Podcast.

Islamic 'no go zones' - Misinformed or misinformation?

Professor David Miller and PhD student Tom Mills (SPS) have had an article published in Open Democracy.

Reaction to standardised packaging vote

A law introducing plain cigarette packaging in England is set to be voted on by MPs before May’s election

Are you depressed without knowing it?

Paul Salkovskis, professor of clinical psychology and applied science, contributes to an article in The Guardian.

Taking the lead with diversity & inclusion: 20 Mar

Dr Linda Papadopoulos - social commentator, psychologist and author - will be the keynote speaker at our annual joint Equality Forum hosted with Bath Spa University. All staff and students welcome; lunch included - please book.

Will AI take over from humans? Dr Bryson on C4

Joanna Bryson (Computing Sciences) was interviewed on Channel 4 news about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence.

New research centre to tackle NHS problems

We are launching a new research centre dedicated to addressing the complex challenges facing the UK’s health and social care systems.

Free lecture on evolutionary genetics

Everyone is invited to Professor Jason Wolf's inaugural lecture on Wednesday 4 February

Issues of ageing discussed ahead of Bath Matters event

Professor Malcolm Johnson and Martha King talk on BBC Radio Bristol about the issues likely to come up at the Bath Matters event taking place in the city centre this evening.

Autonomy and the power of hope in Latin America

Amidst major political and economic transitions taking place across South America, a new book authored by Dr Ana Cecilia Dinerstein from our Department of Social & Policy Sciences, considers what factors really lie behind social protest and change across the continent.

The Writer with no Hands: Matt Alford to release film & book

A documentary by Dr Matt Alford (SPS), who researches into propaganda in the film industry, has been discussed in the Daily Mail.

Sue Milner talks about history of democracy

Dr Sue Milner (PoLIS) talks to BBC Radio Wiltshire about the history of democracy on Democracy Day. Tuesday 20 January 2015

Pros & cons of Facebook at work - The Conversation

Chris Archer-Brown (School of Management) discusses the use of social media in a work context in The Conversation.

‘Molecular scissors’ could prevent genetic diseases before conception

Our scientists have developed ‘molecular scissors’ that can edit the DNA of either the egg or sperm of mice during fertilisation. The new technique will streamline biomedical research and could in the future prevent genetic diseases before the moment of conception.

Department of Health comments on 'This Girl Can' campaign

Professor Simone Fullagar and Dr Jessica Francombe-Webb from the Department of Health critique Sport England's new 'This Girl Can' campaign

Why is policy making so difficult today?

Lord Eatwell, Chair of IPR Advisory Board, will discuss at a free lecture on Tue 17 Feb

Wheelchair users get active with DASH

Researchers from the Centre for DisAbility Sport Health develop new ways to be more physically active.

'This Girl Can' campaign is all about sexiness, not sport

Professor Simone Fullagar and Dr Jessica Francombe-Webb discuss Sport England's new promotional campaign in The Conversation.

Palestine & the ICC: Mattia Cacciatori in The Hub

Mattia Cacciatori (PoLIS) discusses the implications of Palestine signing on to 20 international agreements, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Inflation's at a record low, it’s time to boost your pay packet

Professor Chris Martin from Economics discusses the economy in The Conversation.

Discussing the realities of an ageing population

An event on Wednesday 21 January will discuss transitions in later life and supporting an ageing population.

BBSRC visit to the University

Senior members of the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) recently visited the University as part of an Outreach Programme.

Booking now open for ICIA classes starting Feb

Choose from Ballet, Samba Drumming, Painting, DJ Skills, Text & Improvisation and more.

Artists ignite our research!

Seven University researchers have been collaborating with local artists to bring new perspectives to their work. They will be exhibiting and discussing their projects at Fringe Arts Bath, on Thursday 30 January.

University open as normal today

The University of Bath will be opening as normal today (Wednesday 14 January)

Now Skype can translate for us, why learn a language?

Mike Groves, Course Leader of Insessional English (EAP), discusses the future of language learning in The Conversation.

Encouraging wheelchair users to become more physically active

New DASH study to encourage wheelchair users to become more active.

2015 Netball Superleague tickets available now

Buy tickets online through Ticketline or phone 0844 8884412. You can also buy tickets through Sky Tickets.

There’s more to hoarding than OCD: The Guardian

Paul Salkovskis and Sinead Lambe's article written for The Conversation has also appeared in the Guardian

Sex, Lies and The Ballot Box

David Cutts explores why the household matters to voting behaviour in a new election book.

PhD graduate David Liptrot listed in Forbes' 30 Under 30

PhD graduate David Liptrot has been listed as one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 scientists for 2015. The list recognises some of the top young scientists from around the world.

New IPR Professional Doctorate in Policy Research & Practice

Programme designed to enable experienced working professionals to develop their policy analysis expertise without having to take a career break

Oliver Walton on Sri Lanka elections results in The Conversation

Dr Oliver Walton from the Department of Social and Policy Science covers the shocking results of the Sri Lanka presidential elections

Book now for IT training courses: Jan - Apr

The new IT training courses for Jan to April 2015 are now available to book

Shedding light on why blue LEDs are so tricky to make

New research has uncovered the mystery of why blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are so difficult to make.

Do you take the U10 bus? Diversion starts Mon 12 Jan

Important information for users of the U10 service, there will be a temporary road closure of Coronation Avenue from 12 January for approximately 2 weeks

Tim Ibell takes up Institution presidency

Professor Tim Ibell has become the 95th President of the Institution of Structural Engineers for 2015

Learn something new for 2015

Learn something new in 2015 with one of our new MOOC online courses.

Dr David Moon on 'English Votes for English Laws'

Dr David Moon from POLIS writes for the Political Studies Association

Dr Apala Majumdar awarded Indo-UK initiative grant

Dr Apala Majumdar (Mathematical Sciences) has been awarded EPSRC-DST funding to organise a research workshop titled "Mathematics, Mechanics and Physics for Partially Ordered Materials".

Roger Whorrod awarded OBE in NY Honours

Alumnus & lay member of Uni Council has been recognised for services to philanthropy in HE

SAMBa ignites in style

In early December 2014, we hosted the official launch of SAMBa - the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics.